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Cheek Augmentation for Men

Cheek augmentation, or submalar and malar augmentation, is a common procedure that can revitalize the fullness in your cheeks resulting in higher cheekbones, enhanced volume, and restored balance to the face. Many men who experience a hollowness or depression in the cheek areas or lack a desired cheekbone structure (a “weak chin”) seek out Vargas Face & Skin Center in Kansas City for a variety of surgical and non-surgical cheek augmentation procedures.

What are the Options for Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation procedures fall into two categories—the surgical and the non-surgical. Depending on your age, your needs and the aesthetic you desire, Vargas Face & Skin Center has the right cheek augmentation procedure for you.

Mid-Face Lift

A mid-face lift (or “cheek lift”) is a surgical method that restores the fullness of your cheek structure by elevating the malar fat pad in your cheek. Sometimes a traditional full-face lift will not directly address the upper cheek and lower eyelid issues that a mid-face lift will successfully target and correct. A mid-face lift is minimally invasive and is done through a small incision to the hairline that gives you a refreshed and rejuvenated look with less downtime than a full-face lift.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants involve placing a solid implant composed of biocompatible materials (natural or synthetic materials that are compatible with living tissue) over the cheekbone. Cheek implants are a successful way to augment the size of your cheekbones thereby adding volume and proportion to your face.


Another way to enhance your cheeks is with non-surgical injectables. Injections of cosmetic fillers like Sculptra, Restylane, and Radiesse as well as lipoaugmentation (fat transfers) are popular methods of restoring that desired fullness without having to undergo surgery. Fat transfer, in particular, are a long-lasting, non-surgical option.

Am I a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?

Generally, cheek augmentation patients include those who experience:

  • a weak chin or underdeveloped cheek structure
  • a hollowness or depression in the cheeks
  • a loss of natural padding and soft tissue
  • sagging skin around the mouth

No matter which option you choose, the decision to have cheek augmentation is highly individualized. During your consultation with Dr. Hannah Vargas, you’ll discover which procedure is right for you and your desired outcome. Schedule your consultation today!

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